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Bukedea-Pallisa security meeting flops

By Lawrence Okwakol

Added 3rd July 2016 11:52 PM

Over 2,315 people have been displaced and are living in fear

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Fred Mudukoi Oduch the MP Butebo addresses the residents. Photo by Lawrence Okwakol

Over 2,315 people have been displaced and are living in fear

The crisis security meeting between the leaders of Bukedea and Pallisa districts at Kidongole sub county headquarters flopped as the Bukedea team failed to show up and the locals turned rowdy.

The meeting was meant to mediate the communities of Kajamaka parish, Kidongole Sub County in Bukedea district who burnt ten huts with property, looted 14 heads of cattle, 49 goats, 3 ox-ploughs and poultry from Kadalac village in Kanginima Sub County in Pallisa district.

This was after John Elungat a resident of Kosire village in Kajamaka parish, Kidongole Sub County was found dead at the border swamp and Alex Okanya from Kadalac village who claimed Elungat was in love with his wife Annet Nazige became the prime suspect.

The incident that took place on Thursday last week has escalated as the Kajamaka community has denied people from Pallisa to cross and harvest their crops.

The Pallisa RDC John Watenyeli expressed disappointment over the manner his colleague from Bukedea Hajji Ramazan Walugembe undermined the magnitude of the matter.

Watenyeli said the matter needs immediate inter-district leaders’ dialogue for the two communities to harmonize to avoid registration of more deaths and further loss of property.

The Member of Parliament for Butebo county Fred Mudukoi Oduch said over 2,315 people have been displaced and are living in fear.

“It’s challenging because even the relatives they are staying with are famine struck and keep on calling me for assistance” Mudukoi said.

However the LC3 chairperson of Kidongole Sam Okurut said the community turned wild because according to their records Elungat was alleged to be the tenth person from Kidongole to be killed from Kanginima.

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